Barton Hills | Exemplary School in 78704

Barton Hills | Exemplary School in 78704

Barton Hills Elementary

Choosing the right home for your family may involve sleepless nights of wondering which neighborhood’s school is best. When considering the elementary schools in the area, search no farther. The zip code you’re looking for is 78704, and one especially quaint neighborhood with an equally quaint school is Barton Hills.

Nestled atop a, yes, Hill, lies Barton Hills Elementary, the 48-year-old neighborhood school that backs up to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. You can research the impressive facts to learn that TEA has given it an “Exemplary” rating; it is small, with just 360 students; and the teacher turnover rate is extremely low. What you can’t find on any website are the experiences, connections, educators, families and sense of community that make this school so fabulous. The dedication from students, parents, teachers and the administration creates a positive, caring atmosphere that is noticeable throughout the halls. The daily climate at Barton Hills reminds me of attendance at a family reunion. Here, everyone smiles, gets to know one another, cares about each other and looks forward to getting together.

Barton Hills Elementary is Oz’s Emerald City. It’s the Never-Never Land in Peter Pan, and the Hogwarts of Harry Potter.

BHE offers 6th grade, unlike most Austin elementary schools.  It offers an after-school Spanish class, Math Pentathlon, UIL, Odyssey of the Mind, Ultimate Frisbee, and a renowned choir among many other extra curricular activities on campus. Barton Hills earned its “No Place for Hate” status last year, and truly lives by that. I should know. I am a proud product of, parent at and teacher in the school.


– By: Laura Embree-